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The Port House

#201 of 2,007 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South City Centre
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64a South William St | Dublin 2, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 677 0298
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12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2015

The quality and diversity of the tapas here is the best I have encountered. Very attentive staff and a lovely atmosphere, it is hard to believe you are in Dublin city centre whilst dining here. Another plus very good value for money 10 tapas and a decent bottle of white wine for ~€90. As a visitor to the city this... More 

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Thank FCLindsay
porthouse2015, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for firstly, taking the time to write such a glowing review of our restaurant and secondly, for choosing to dine with us during your stay in Dublin. We are very proud of our high standards of quality and authenticity as well as our highly customer focussed staff who take great pleasure in their work. We... More 

Droitwich, England, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2015 via mobile

Visited on our last night in Dublin and the food was brilliant, along with the helpful friendly staff and the ambient Spanish feel to the restaurant, you do have a bit of a wait when you get there but it is so worth it the food is fabulous x

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1 Thank Lisa H
porthouse2015, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

It is our greatest pleasure that during your recent trip to Dublin that you chose to dine with us. We are so pleased your dining experience with us was a memorable and you enjoyed your tapas. We look forward to seeing you again! Thank you! More 

Ireland
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2015

I enjoyed my meal was small portions but filling, we had the Mojito which came in a small glass was not impressed but after we spoke to the manager we were compensated to a free drink which i thought was nice of them , will return again

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Thank Tracyzein
porthouse2015, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

We are very grateful you took the time to review our restaurant and post on Trip Advisor. We regret that our mojito didn’t meet your expectations however we are delighted that you brought it to our attention and that you are happy with your compensation. We are especially pleased that you will return to our restaurant again where we look... More 

Šiauliai, Siauliu Apskritis, Lithuania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2015

I spent only one evening in Dublin and I was really happy to find such a place. Tasty beer and a wide selection of appetizing tapas. Nice atmosphere and excellent service.

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Thank Neringa V
porthouse2015, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for taking time out to write such a positive review of our restaurant. We are absolutely honoured you chose our restaurant to dine in on your one and only night in Dublin. Please do come and see us again should you be in Dublin in the future. Thank you! More 

Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2015

Amazing sangria, amazing food, amazing atmosphere, and amazing service. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone. You might have to wait a little in the weekend since it's always packed. I came here last Saturday around 20.30 and we could still get a table within 15 minutes, which pas perfect.

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Thank ambergoedhart
porthouse2015, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such an amazing review of our restaurant. It was our greatest pleasure to host you on your evening out in Dublin. We look forward to welcoming you time and time again. Thanks again! More 

kildare
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2015 via mobile

This is by far my favourite restaurant in Dublin. Best Service. Best food. Best wine. And decent prices. Warm but lively atmosphere and good staff.

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1 Thank stephenmaher
porthouse2015, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

We are ever so thankful for your glowing review of our restaurant and indeed for taking the time to post the same. It is our pleasure you enjoyed your dining experience with us and that our food, wine and price list met your expectations. We will most definitely forward on your compliments to our fantastic staff. Thanks again! More 

Dublin, Ireland
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77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2015

Super tapas, great selection of wines by the bottle or glass, good service, atmospheric - busy so you may have to wait a while for a table, but worth it.

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Thank morck_11
porthouse2015, Front Office Manager at The Port House, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time out to write a review of our tapas restaurant. We are delighted you enjoyed our tapas menu as we take great pride in our menu and aspire to always keep the Spanish theme as authentic as is possible. We also take great diligence in choosing our wines and are thrilled your dining experience with... More 

Level Contributor
28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2015 via mobile

I love this restaurant. Be prepared to queue when you arrive as it is always busy on the weekends. You feel like you have stepped into a secret little hide away from the bustle of town. The food is amazing and the combination of flavours are beautiful. For a foodie like myself this is food heaven. The cocktails are sinfully... More 

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Thank Amanda C
porthouse2015, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for rewarding us with such an outstanding review on Trip Advisor. We thrive on such fantastic feedback from our valued customers. Reviews such as this assure us that we are achieving our goals in creating an authentic, luxurious and intimate atmosphere as you quite rightly mentioned “away from the bustle of town”. Thanks again and... More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2015 via mobile

Had a selection of lovely vegetable and fish tapas all served promptly and with a smile. Atmospheric dining room. What's not to like.

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1 Thank ajf1982
porthouse2015, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for taking the time out to write such a glowing review of our restaurant. We are delighted we met your expectations and you received the excellent customer service we aim to deliver each and every day. We look forward to meeting you again in the near future. More 

Toulouse, France
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2015

Great atmosphere in the tapas bar and great food as well. No electrical light in the cave restaurant - only candels. A really great evening with friends. Will come back :-)

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1 Thank Kenneth M
porthouse2015, Owner at The Port House, responded to this review

It is with great pleasure that we read your very positive review of our restaurant. We are delighted you enjoyed your meal and the atmosphere that we strive to deliver. We look forward to greeting you and your friends again in the near future. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$11
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 00:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64a South William St | Dublin 2, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 677 0298
Description
Located at 64A South William Street this beautiful and solely candle lit wine cavern has been stripped back to its original features. As a traditional Spanish tapas bar it boasts a fantastic selection of authentic tapas.
The Port House wine menu is varied and full of interesting wines, ports and sherries at a very reasonable price, carefully selected from Spanish and Portuguese regions.
It is the ideal place for one to relax, enjoy some tapas with a glass of wine and soak up the ambiance that makes this spot a must try.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?